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Release date: 1994
Style: Black metal


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01. Transilvanian Hunger
02. Over Fjell Og Gjennom Torner
03. Skald Av Satans Sol
04. Slottet I Det Fjerne
05. Graven Takeheimens Saler
06. I En Hall Med Flesk Og Mjød
07. As Flittermice As Satans Spys
08. En Ås I Dype Skogen

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Ted "Nocturno Culto" "Kveldulv" Skjellum - vocals
Leif Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell - guitars, bass, drums

Additional info
Recorded in November and December 1993.
Digitally remastered at Transformation in 2003.

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N K Monarch

A cutting guitar, a bass that sounds like a buzzing of a wasp swarm, a shrill and dying voice, drums beating like chaos-tumult and a filthy production. This is the definition of pure black metal, the one of the renewal at the beginning of the 90's.

This resurrection has a name: Darkthrone, whose Transylvanian Hunger is their fourth opus, an album even faster and malicious than the previous ones. This opus has everything to become a cult: the lyrics, written by Fenriz and Varg (Burzum), and the sentence on the back cover that has brought up so many debates vaguely hinting of "Aryan Norwegian Black Metal", of course, without forgetting the unlimited potential of insanity in this work. With this piece Darkthrone have created a nearly perfect blackmetal pattern (some will say that A Blaze in the Northern Sky is better...) and many bands will try to recreate this atmosphere, but with no chance to ever near it.

published 11.09.2003 | Comments (12)

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ThunderAxe1989 - 09.06.2012 at 04:35  
Rating: 8 A Black Metal gem, no doubt.
Oddly enough, I seem to enjoy this album alot more if I'm in a more Doom Metal kind of mood. If I'm blasting a bunch of Funeral Doom, I'll stream some tracks from this album, like throw a little curve ball in there.....It truly captures the mood to me.

Cuca Beludo - 27.08.2012 at 03:06  
  One of the first "second wave" black metal albums I like.
Oaken - 06.09.2012 at 03:08  
Rating: 8 This is black metal in its purest form. No elements from other genres, no experimentation, just black metal. And it kicks ass!
Aristarchos - 02.03.2013 at 14:12  
  Definitely Darkthrone's best album.
musicalkaratekid - 06.05.2013 at 22:16  
Rating: 9 Another brilliant Darkthrone album, and I prefer this over 'Under a funeral moon', even though that album is pretty good too. The title track on this album has such a memorable riff (one of the best in the entire genre in my opinion) but the guitar work across each 8 of the album's tracks is very solid and executed well. 'Over Fjell og gjennom torner' and 'As Flittermice as Satans spys' are two other songs that I consider to be this album's highlights.
NocturnalStalker - 20.11.2013 at 16:34  
Rating: 8 Probably the most intense Darkthrone album.
LeKiwi - 22.12.2013 at 01:33  
Rating: 6
Written by NocturnalStalker on 20.11.2013 at 16:34

Probably the most intense Darkthrone album.

Darkthrone must be a pretty chill band than More atmospheric than intense imo.

Also, one emoticon for this album so far:
Mr. Doctor - 22.12.2013 at 14:36  
Rating: 8
Written by LeKiwi on 22.12.2013 at 01:33
Also, one emoticon for this album so far:

Maybe you should try their previous two albums? Out of their triology (since their debut is death metal) this is definitely the one based mostly on atmosphere and monotony, while the previous two are much more varied.
LeKiwi - 22.12.2013 at 15:01  
Rating: 6
Written by Mr. Doctor on 22.12.2013 at 14:36

Maybe you should try their previous two albums? Out of their triology (since their debut is death metal) this is definitely the one based mostly on atmosphere and monotony, while the previous two are much more varied.

Was just listening to Blaze, not sure what I think yet...

Edit: it's certainly better than this so far

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